Culture, Indigenous Knowledge and Development in Africa
Reviving Interconnections for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: African Books Collective
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I would like to thank Prof Francis Nyamnjoh and Dr Artwell Nhemachena for the rich discussions we often had at the University of Cape Town around issues that affect Africa and the African people. The discussions were indeed useful in...
The interconnections between culture, indigenous knowledge, and development in Africa cannot be underestimated: it should not only be acknowledged but fortified if sustainable development on the continent is to be ever realised. The...
Chapter 1. Culture, Indigenous Knowledge, and Development in Africa: Exploring the Interconnections
This chapter, as partly with the focus of the book as a whole, is a broad interrogation of the intricate interconnections and relationships between culture, indigenous knowledge and development in Africa. The interconnections and...
Chapter 2. Culture, indigenous knowledge and development in Africa since colonialism: The silenced narrative
Culture contains indigenous knowledge of a people: it is the springboard of all humanity. Yet in Africa, culture has been despised by European settlers and missionaries for a long time now. This has been perpetuated by Euro-centric...
Chapter 3. Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptation: Some Showcases from Africa
Any human society (be it African, European, Indian etc.) has knowledge that is indigenous to its own people. Africa, thus, is not an exception to this truism, and it is a well-known fact that Africa as a continent is richly endowed with varied...
Chapter 4. Technological Knowledge as a Component of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: The Resilience of African Science
As described by National Research Foundation (NRF) (2000) of South Africa, indigenous knowledge systems (IKSs) (or what I call African indigenous sciences) are a complex set of knowledge and technologies existing and developed around...
Chapter 5. Leveraging Sustainable Development in the Twenty-First Century Africa: A Critical Dialogue
In chapter three of this book, I captured and elaborated on a considerable amount of indigenous knowledges (IKs) around the African continent. This was in a way to demonstrate the indispensability, applicability and transferability of IKs within...
Chapter 6. Indigenous Knowledge, Culture and Education in Africa
In all African countries especially in south of the Sahara, precolonial education system was based on the culture of the society or group of people concerned: it was not education embedded in the culture of the other as is the case today in...
Page Count: 184
Publication Year: 2014
OCLC Number: 880354650
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